Flux Sound and Picture Development have recently released Syrah – The Creative Adaptive-Dynamics Processor. Their goal was to create a versatile and truly musical dynamics processor, which handles the dynamics in a way that allows you to be creative, without a complicated user interface.

The result is Syrah, a new generation dynamics processor utilizing real time dynamic detection and level dependent processing, providing adaptive dynamic capabilities, which mean that Syrah is always trying to adapt to the music and to the beat of the material.

Using parts of ‘BitterSweet’, Flux’s new adaptive-dynamics technology, and their level independent dynamics processing, Syrah promises to be well suited as a creative versatile processor for recording and mixing, as well as for delicate and demanding mastering tasks.

Syrah’s controls are not the usual suspects found on a dynamics processor. Instead, the controls provided typically affect more than one parameter in the underlying algorithms, with everything carefully tweaked allowing for creative processing still ensuring the finest sound achievable.

The built in preset manager and the preset morphing slider both provide instant and intuitive control of all parameters and controls. With a simple one-click operation, everything is copied from one of the two preset slots to the other, even during playback. The morphing slider allows for mixing two sets of parameters, and if desired, you can record the morph with your host’s automation.

With the built in preset manager, you can save a Global Preset with all the settings from both of the preset slots, as well as the position of the preset morphing slider, allowing for instant recall of your morphing set.

Syrah is available direct from Flux for €149, in VST, AU and RTAS (ProTools 7 or later) formats. The Mac version requires OS X 10.4 or 10.5 and is Universal Binary for both PowerPC and Intel processors. An iLok or a “Flux:: dongle” is required for all Flux products.

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